On Saturday, North Iowa residents have the chance to travel around the area while helping out a good cause.
At noon, on June 12, the latest iteration of the Mason City "Ride to Fight Suicide" gets going at LD's Filling Station on 12th Street Northeast. The event is organized by the Iowa Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Association and is $30 per person for registration, which includes a t-shirt.
To this point, $3,052 have been raised for the event, which is just over halfway to the goal of $6,000.
According to the Facebook page for the event, 50% of the funds raised are kept for local use in the community.
Once setting off from there, bikers and motorists can expect to make stops at Mason City-Harley Davidson, Mason City Honda, Mason City Powersports, Pub on the Cedar in Charles City, Cooler in Shell Rock, Pete & Shorty's in Clarksville, Whitetails Bar & Grill in Marble Rock and Rumorz Bar & Grill in Clear Lake.